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Celebrating Our Elders, the Strength of Black Women, Black History, and Black Art - 6/29/2021


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American culture is fixated on youth, often marginalizing the most important members of our society — our elders. “Lift Every Voice” from Oprah Daily, tells the life stories of successful people, from our oldest generation, in series of wonderful articles.

This series is particularly important to me because it includes an article about publishing icon Marie Dutton Brown. Marie is the “mother” of too many publishing professionals and writers to relate here, but know that Troy Johnson is one of her many children. AALBC could not be where it is today without her counsel and support. Marie’s impact on the Black book world is profound.

The “Lift Every Voice” series of articles are great. Please read and share them.


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Author, Wendy Jones shares her journey on the on going promotion of her book with the #ReadingBlack community on AALBC.

“Every book is different, but I thought it might be helpful to you, my fellow writers and independent publishers, to come on this journey with me.

I feel as if I am perpetually falling behind schedule in doing what’s needed to get The Culinary Art Portfolio of Josephine E. Jones into the hands of readers who will be uplifted by it.”


Sign up for AALBC Text messages and be alerted to special promotions, on new and important books, that will not be included in our email newsletter. As with your email address, we will never share your cell phone number with anyone. You can easily stop the text messages at any time, by replying with the word "stop."


AALBC videos have been viewed more than 1.2 million times without promotion, just organic reach. I cover aspects of the Black book world that is often not covered by mainstream media. The best way to help me celebrate our authors, businesses, and events is to watch our videos and subscribe to AALBC’s YouTube Channel.


Dear Reader,

As always, you are why I’ve been able to make AALBC the premier online platform for books by, or about, Black people. Your paid subscription, book purchases, suggestions, engagement on the site, commenting, social sharing, and advertisements helps support AALBC’s mission to celebrate Black books and authors.

Also, if you are in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, in August, look out for my new pop-up bookstore, The Black Wall Street Book Store (blackwallstreetbookstore.com). I will showcase local authors and books related to the Tulsa Race Massacre.

Peace and Love,
Troy Johnson
Founder & Webmaster, AALBC.com


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★ AALBC.com eNewsletter – June 29, 2021 - Issue #328

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